2019 Quaker State 400 Odds, Preview & Prediction.

2019 Quaker State 400 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on July 12, 2019

In 2011, Sparta, Kentucky changed for the better. That was the first year that the Kentucky Speedway hosted a NASCAR event. Fast forward to 2019, and NASCAR Monster Energy Series will travel back to the Kentucky Speedway for the ninth edition of the Quaker State 400. In its short eight year history, the Quaker State 400 has only had four winners. Brad Keselowski is a three-time winner, Kyle Busch along with Martin Truex Jr. have each won twice, and Matt Kenseth has one victory at the Kentucky Speedway. With Kenseth no longer racing full time, there are three racers in the field that have a definite advantage over the other. The Toyotas of Joe Gibbs Racing and the Fords from Team Penske have dominated the NASCAR Monster Energy Series Races in 2019. However, two relative unknowns have claimed the last two races. At the Chicagoland Speedway, Alex Bowman and his Chevrolet claimed the Camping World 400. While last weekend’s Coke Zero Sugar, another Chevy driver took the checkered flag, as Justin Haley claimed the weather-shortened race. With Chevrolet taking the last two races, the Team Penske Fords and the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas will look to get back to Victory Lane. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites to take the checkered flag in this weekend’s Quaker State 400.

2019 Quaker State 400 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Kyle Busch

Bush, a two-time winner of this race, has cooled off from his hot start to the season. Prior to the last two races, Busch had finished in the top five in five straight races. At Chicago and Daytona, he finished 22nd and 14th. Busch has been known to have a lull, and then come back with a fury. He loves racing at this track and has had a lot of success at the Kentucky Speedway.

Brad Keselowski

In his eight trips to the Kentucky Speedway, Keselowski has three victories and six top 10 finishes. Keselowski is looking to keep pace with Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in the driver point standings. Coming off of a third-place finish in last year’s Quaker State 400, Keselowski will look to get back into Victory Lane.

Alex Bowman

Bowman is a dark horse pick to win the Quaker State 400. Coming off of his victory at Chicago, Bowman has some momentum on his side. In his last eight races, he has one victory, and three-second place finishes. Look for Bowman to run strong this weekend.

Martin Truex, Jr.

Truex has won the last two editions of the Quaker State 400. With four victories in his last 10 races, Truex is definitely a driver to keep an eye on. He will be looking to try to pass Joey Logano and Kyle Busch in the driver point standings, and a victory on Sunday would not only give him a three-peat but would move him up in the standings.

Joey Logano

The leader in the driver point standings has always raced well at Kentucky. He has only finished outside of the top 10 once while driving for Team Penske. During that span, he has two top five, and five top 10 finishes. Look for big things from Logano.